Do you know what your bub will be when they grow up?
Was your bub born in December? Then they’ll most likely become a dentist. Were they born in February? Then they’ll probably be an artist. Yes I’m calling it. These may be the most thought provoking research results I’ve ever seen.
According to researchers, your little ones career choices are determined by the month in which they are born. And their health can also be affected as well. This is thought to be because of the amount of vitamin D which mums are exposed to during pregnancy,
The study was carried out by the Office of National Statistics in the UK, and it analysed the birth months of people in 19 different careers. According to Russell Foster, professor of Neuroscience at Oxford University, ““It seems absurd the month in which you are born can affect life chances, but how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school, your body mass index as an adult, your morning-versus-evening preference and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases are all correlated to some extent with the time of year in which you emerge from the womb.”
I don’t know about you, but I really struggle with the notion that our children are defined like this from the womb. I am doing my best to make sure my kids get a good education and to encourage them to pursue any career they like. I don’t care what it is, as long as it is good, honest work and it makes them happy.
That’s not to say I don’t have secret hopes for them and that I can’t already see what they might be when they grow up. But at the end of the day it is their choice entirely. I try not to let my kids get caught up in the whole gender divide and my kids are all equally interested in craft, play doh and painting regardless of their gender.
I think there is enough work for us to do as parents in encouraging our kids, without having to deal with studies like this that imply our kids are limited by the fact they were born within a 30 day cycle during the year. But we’ll see. I’ll get back to you in fifteen years and let you know if the study was right ;)
Do you think there is some truth to this study?